Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
£5k to invest? I’d put it in a Stocks and Shares ISA today Harvey Jones | Monday, 10th February, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. If you’ve a bit of spare cash, whether £500 or £5,000, investing it in a Stocks and Shares ISA is the best way I know of making it grow into something more substantial. Stocks and shares won’t make you rich overnight, but if you keep tucking money in a tax-free ISA, they could help you build a decent pot of money for your retirement over time.This is where money gets biggerThe more exposure you have to stock market growth and dividend income, the better your chances of building enough money to enjoy a comfortable retirement, and avoid relying too much on the State Pension.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Stocks and shares can be volatile in the short run, and investors are nervous about the impact of the coronavirus. This is obviously a concern, and markets could fall further, but they should also snap back once investors feel the authorities have the virus under control.Over the last five years, the FTSE 100 index of top blue-chip stocks has delivered an average annual total return of 5.8% a year, or 35.6% over five years. That’s highly attractive at a time when you struggle to get 1% a year on cash. The FTSE 250 index of medium-sized companies has done better, with average annual growth of 8.3% over five years, a total return of 48.9%.Get your retirement on trackSome people think investing is too complicated for them. But you can keep things really simple by setting up an online trading platform, and using it to buy low-cost index tracking exchange traded funds (ETFs). You can start with a FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 tracker, sold by the likes of iShares and Vanguard, then sit back and wait for the capital growth and income to roll in.There will be volatility along the way, your money may even fall in value from time to time. But if putting money away for retirement, you should be investing for 20, 30, or 40 years, which gives plenty of time for share prices to recover. Remember to reinvest all dividends back into your portfolio, as this will turbo-charge your growth.Over time, you should diversify by putting some of your money into international stocks, again, using ETFs. Fund managers SPDR, iShares, and Vanguard all offer trackers following the US S&P 500, or if you want global exposure, most ETF managers offer trackers following the MSCI World index.Buyng direct equitiesThose willing to take on a bit more risk could invest in individual stocks instead. You could reduce the dangers by building a portfolio of FTSE 100 companies, so if one or two slip, others could compensate by rising strongly.There are plenty of fast-growing FTSE 100 stocks at the moment, Informa and Melrose Industries both rose around 50% last year, with utility company Severn Trent close behind, growing 43% (these are no guarantee of future returns though).Whether you invest in trackers and stocks, leave your money in the market for the long run, and start looking forward to retirement instead of worrying about it. See all posts by Harvey Jones
Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Harvey Jones | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Harvey Jones The FTSE 100 is falling again! This is my opportunity to buy cheap UK shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. If you thought you missed your opportunity to buy cheap UK shares when global stock markets crashed in March, don’t despair. There are still plenty of bargain stocks on the FTSE 100 today, and their numbers are growing as the index starts to slide again.At the height of the first lockdown, the FTSE 100 fell below 5,000 on 23 March. Then the US Federal Reserve flooded the global markets with liquidity and stimulus, and the recovery was on.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE 10 jumped 20% and idled around the 6,000 mark for months. UK shares were still cheap, just not as cheap as they (briefly) were.If you wish you’d screwed up the courage to buy dirt-cheap UK shares back in March, you now have a second chance as the index slides to around 5,750, the lowest level for five months. I suggest you don’t waste it this time.The FTSE 100 is fallingThe drip-drip of Covid-19 misery is finally having an impact on shareholder sentiment. Brexit is a further worry for UK shares. Right now, the chances of a skinny trade deal with the EU appear to have grown, which has strengthened the pound but, ironically, hit the FTSE 100. That’s because companies on the index generate three quarters of their earnings from overseas. That means they’re worth less when converted back into a stronger pound.I’m not saying you can buy cheap UK shares today and enjoy the sunlit happy uplands tomorrow. The global pandemic and economic slowdown is still the biggest driver of stock market uncertainty, and that looks set to continue into next year. Markets will be volatile for some time to come.What investors have to do at times like this is look beyond current worries, to several years into the future. History shows that stock markets always recover from a crash, given time. Any shares you buy today, you should aim to hold for years and years. That means at least five years but, ideally, much longer than that.I’d buy cheap UK shares todayThe world’s greatest investor Warren Buffett famously said that his favourite holding period is forever. That may be a little ambitious for most people, but I support the principle.If you can hold on for the long term, then moments like today present investors with a fantastic opportunity. Of course you could wait, in the hope that share prices will fall further. The problem is, nobody knows what they’ll do. They might climb instead, and you’ll have missed your chance.You have to choose your cheap UK shares carefully. Some sectors may struggle, even after the pandemic has passed. Bricks and mortar retailers face an existential struggle against e-commerce. The travel, leisure and hospital sectors are on the ropes. We may have reached peak oil demand, hitting the fossil fuel giants.Not every cheap UK share will prove cheerful, so use your judgement. Look for companies with steady earnings, loyal customers, strong defensive moats, and healthy balance sheets. You can buy them at bargain prices today.
Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Rebecca Porta has joined the British Lung Foundation as Head of Fundraising. She will head a team responsible for managing the trust, corporate, events and individual giving programmes of the UK’s only charity working to help people with all lung diseases.Rebecca moves from Cancer BACUP where she spent four years as Head of Fundraising. Rebecca has previously worked as Deputy Director at The Migraine Trust and Fundraising Manager at the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Rebecca started out in retail management and spent three years working at Harrods.She joins the foundation in its 20th anniversary year. Advertisement 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 June 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Head of Fundraising at British Lung Foundation About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: corporate Funding Yorkshire Building Society seeks charity nominations for give-away AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 June 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is inviting people to nominate good causes to share in its tenth anniversary charity give-away.Customers and members of the public are invited to call into any of the Yorkshire’s 135 branches and 65 agencies during next week’s ‘Together We Make a Difference Week’ (Friday 13th to Saturday 21st June) and recommend a charity to receive a £50 donation.The Charitable Foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Since it was founded, it has donated more than £2.7 million to over 5,600 charities. It receives most of its funds through the Society’s Small Change, Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts to make a huge pot of charity money.Last year £43,000 was donated to over 770 nominated good causes.www.ybs.co.uk/branchfinder
The Chukchi Sea, a section of the Arctic Ocean off northwest Alaska, in May 2008. By July most of the ice was gone.WW photo: Paddy ColliganAfter superstorm Sandy we think “climate change.” It is back in the headlines. But people in the Arctic have been noticing changes and coping with them for many years. Now, sharp shifts in weather are occurring in the Arctic, where ice and snow are an important part of life. These changes affect transportation and food, making life much more difficult for Indigenous peoples in the North.At the end of summer 2012, satellite views of the sea ice cover over the Arctic showed that it had shrunk to the minimum extent since records have been kept. It is not easy to measure the ice cover at the pole because it constantly moves, breaks apart, and jams together; it wasn’t until satellite photography made possible consistent annual snapshots of the Arctic ice that sea ice extent could be tracked.Measurements of ice thickness have confirmed what the satellite pictures show — much of the ice cover is now comprised of single-year ice and is no longer the thicker, multiyear ice that did not melt away each year. This makes the ice more vulnerable to breaking up in storms, leaving the ocean surface itself exposed, as occurred this August.Northern Aboriginal communities in Alaska are not connected to the road grid that services the rest of the state. Instead, they are dependent on planes, an occasional summer marine barge or winter ice “roads” for all supplies and transportation. A frozen surface makes winter travel into the interior possible, but the shortening of the cold season and the melting of permafrost are impacting these vital links. By summer, when the snow is mostly gone from the tundra, this fragile ecosystem is highly vulnerable even to personal all-terrain vehicles. Thawing permafrost makes travel there even more problematic.Changing climate has resulted in increasingly violent fall storms that are tearing at the coastline and literally destroying coastal communities. For millennia, First Peoples in the North have depended on the sea for their subsistence. They have built their communities on the coast to be close to their food supply. A painful example is the Inupiat community on the barrier island of Shishmaref on the Chukchi Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean). Despite the community’s efforts to relocate their centuries-old village, they continue to lose land and buildings to severe erosion while struggling to find the funding needed to move.Food supply and communities in dangerThe hunting of sea and land mammals supplies a significant amount of food for many Aboriginal people in northern Alaska. Communal whale hunting is done miles off shore from the ice edge in spring. Just a few years ago, this hunt took place in April or May, but now it is done in February and March. The ice now thins weeks earlier, affecting whale migration and making the ice itself dangerous for hunters and their equipment. Two years ago, a whale that was successfully landed in the traditional whale hunt in Barrow, Alaska, was then lost when the ice gave way. While everyone got to safety, tons of much-needed protein and fat were gone.In the interior, permanent snow patches and lakes are disappearing. The permanent snow patches were a reliable and preferred source of fresh water for people and also served to attract the occasional caribou that would roll in the snow to get relief from mosquitoes and flies. This would present an opportunity for a lucky hunter outside of the caribou migration area to locate solitary animals on the vast landscape.Migrating birds are an important resource for Indigenous Peoples in the North. The world’s migrating bird flyways originate in the Arctic. Many species of waterfowl nest on the tundra, taking advantage of the concentrated burst of insect and plant life each summer. As the lakes shrink and disappear (the melt water seeps into the thawing soil like water flowing from a bathtub), the availability of food for the birds is changing, affecting migration patterns.The effect of huge floating ice floes as well as shore fast ice has meant that the Arctic is different from other oceans. Waves that are associated with oceans in lower latitudes have not been present for most of the year. Besides keeping the eroding power of the water in check, the ice cover has meant that the bands of ocean water did not mix vertically. Now, as the ice cover has melted, however, more wave action is present and the colder fresh water layer on top is now mixing with warmer salt water below, accelerating the surface melting process.A major threat to the Arctic’s human and animal occupants is the determination of huge energy corporations to recklessly prospect for oil profits. The presence of powerful outside economic forces challenges both the environment and the culture of the Northern First Peoples’ communities. The vulnerable communities are also in danger of being destroyed by the double whammy of these powerful forces.Colligan worked as an archaeologist at Point Barrow, Alaska, or Nuvuk, in 2008 and 2009.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News CNN reportage on Afghanistan’s journalists : http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2009/06/15/abawi.afghan.fear.cnn June 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station director’s murder still unpunished two years later AfghanistanAsia – Pacific AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News March 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Radio journalist Zakia Zaki’s murder two years ago tomorrow is still unpunished and her husband assures Reporters Without Borders that the lack of progress with the investigation is almost certainly due to the influence of the murder’s masterminds. The director of Sada-e-Solh (Peace Radio), Zaki was gunned down in her home in Jabalussaraj, in the northern province of Parwan, on 6 June 2007.“We have not forgotten Zaki, who was an exemplary woman and a symbol of the renaissance of independent media in Afghanistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The interior minister is unable to explain why the investigation into her murder has made no progress. We call for justice to be done. The government must give a serious undertaking to solve this case. Afghan journalists, especially women journalists, will not be safe until those responsible are punished.”Zaki’s husband, Abdul Anad Ranjbar, told Reporters Without Borders: “There has been no progress. I recently spoke with National Security officials but nothing has been done. The station’s journalists and I continue to be threatened, and the interior ministry is an accomplice to this. The police do not protect us although we have given them the phone numbers of those who are threatening us.”Ranjbar added: “This year, our family and her friends are going to commemorate the anniversary in private. We do not want to continue being used by officials who say they have come to defend Zakia Zaki’s memory but end up not doing anything.”Afghan and foreign officials were present when her family inaugurated a cultural centre in Jabalussaraj on the first anniversary of her death. “It is what she wanted and she had begun the work before she was killed,” Ranjbar said at the time. “It was up to me and my family to keep her memory alive. I think that since her murder, women journalists have been afraid and the impunity has helped to scare her colleagues.” Zaki, who was also a school principal, was murdered by gunmen who entered her home in the early hours of 6 June 2007 and shot her seven times in front of her two-year-old son. She liked to say that her radio station was “a home for the community’s residents, the only place where they dare to speak freely.” She and her staff had often been threatened by local warlords. Help by sharing this information Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News May 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Afghanistan
More Cool Stuff Education Local High School Students Hunt for Pulsars By LORI DAJOSE Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 | 12:27 pm An Alverno student in front of a replica Mars Curiosity rover at JPL. Credit: Monica BarseverHanaa is hunting for a blip in a vast set of data.Although she is only a high school student, she is searching for the signal of a pulsar — a rapidly rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation like a lighthouse.Hanaa and 19 of her fellow students at Alverno Heights Academy in Sierra Madre are participating in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC), a program that partners high school students with astronomy mentors at local universities. The mentors then train the students how to search a large data set for the signals of pulsars. The PSC, headquartered at the University of West Virginia, was established in 2007 through a grant from the National Science Foundation. As part of the grant, 300 terabytes of data collected by the West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope were set aside for high school students to use to search for pulsars.This is the first year that the program has been expanded to campuses outside of West Virginia, including Caltech, Cornell, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech. PSC collaborator Chiara Mingarelli, currently a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, contacted the Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO) for help in bringing the program to local Pasadena students.“Chiara brought the program here, and we worked together to identify local teachers in the Pasadena area who might be interested in participating,” says Mitch Aiken, associate director for educational outreach at the CTLO. “We reached out to a number of great teachers who participate in our Community Science Events. Monica Barsever, a science teacher at Alverno Heights Academy, offered to bring this opportunity to her students and was thrilled to have them participate in the PSC. Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls school, and as bringing more young women into STEM fields is always a goal, this was a great collaboration.”Twenty of Barsever’s students attended online workshops, led by West Virginia University professor Maura McLaughlin (a founding member of the PSC) and National Radio Astronomy Observatory educator Sue Ann Heatherly, about the science of pulsars and to learn how to search for them. Working closely with Danny Cushey, a Caltech third-year undergraduate in astrophysics and a PSC mentor, the students received data from the Green Bank Telescope and each individual was randomly assigned a portion to study. “Caltech is a critical hub for the PSC,” says McLaughlin. “Through this partnership we can reach a diverse population of students in Southern California and make use of the incredible expertise in both astrophysics research and outreach at the university.”Barsever’s students are no strangers to research at Caltech. Through her Independent Research in Science course, students have conducted chemistry and synthetic biology studies with Caltech researchers. The PSC offered many students their first experience to do research in astronomy and astrophysics.As of yet, Alverno students have not discovered any pulsars, but the work will continue throughout the summer and during the next school year. In mid-July, they will travel to West Virginia to spend a week working with astronomers at the Green Bank Telescope, looking at more data.While the experience of analyzing data is valuable for students, the results are equally important to scientists. Discovering more pulsars is particularly important to researchers like Mingarelli who study and search for gravitational waves. “My colleagues and I at NANOGrav—the North American Nanohertz Observatory of Gravitational Waves—are always looking to add more pulsars to our pulsar timing array,” Mingarelli says. “We monitor a large set of pulsars, with precise arrival times at Arecibo and the Green Bank Telescope. Low-frequency gravitational waves, likely originating from supermassive black hole binaries, pass through our galaxy and stretch and squash the fabric of spacetime. The result is that the pulses from the pulsars we time arrive at the Earth early or late in a distinctive way, which can only be caused by gravitational waves.”“What these students are doing is real scientific research,” she says. “With a grant from the National Science Foundation, this data has been set aside specifically for them.”On Friday, June 17, the Alverno students visited Caltech and JPL to attend a presentation by Mingarelli and meet scientists in other fields. “Going to Caltech and JPL was wonderful and a valuable experience for the girls,” Barsever says. “They really got to picture themselves in this environment doing science.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Top Stories’She Is Not Going To Run Away’ : Supreme Court Dismisses Delhi Police Challenge Against Bail Granted To Devangana Kalita LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Oct 2020 12:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a special leave petition filed by the Delhi police challenging the Delhi High Court order granting bail to student activist Devangana Kalita in a case related to Delhi riots.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said that the court was not inclined to interfere with the bail order.Additional Solicitor General of India, S…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a special leave petition filed by the Delhi police challenging the Delhi High Court order granting bail to student activist Devangana Kalita in a case related to Delhi riots.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said that the court was not inclined to interfere with the bail order.Additional Solicitor General of India, S V Raju, appearing for the Delhi police, submitted that the High Court omitted to consider relevant aspects and placed reliance on irrelevant factors to grant bail. The ASG added that Kalita was an influential person and that she could influence witnesses and tamper evidence.”It is only a grant of bail. She is not going to run away”, Justice Ashok Bhushan responded to ASG’s submissions, expressing disinclination to interfere.When the ASG repeated that Kalita was an influential person, Justice M R Shah asked “can that be a reason to deny bail?”.Justice Bhushan told ASG that in case she attempted to tamper evidence or influence the witnesses, the police have the option of seeking the cancellation of bail.”We are not inclined to interfere. It is only grant of bail. Dismissed”, Justice Bhushan said.On September 1, a single bench of the Delhi High Court had granted bail to Kalita after observing that the Delhi police failed to produce any material to show that she instigated women of a particular community or gave hate speech leading to violence.After going through the case diary along with the pendrive submitted by the police in a sealed cover, the High Court had noted that though her presence is seen in peaceful agitation, there was no material produced to show that she instigated violence or gave hate speech.”…I have gone through the inner case diary produced in a sealed cover along with pen drive and found that though her presence is seen in peaceful agitation, which is fundamental right guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of India, however, failed to produce any material that she in her speech instigated women of particular community or gave hatred speech due to which precious life of a young man has been sacrificed and property damaged”, the observed Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of HC in the order.Kalit was arrested in FIR No. 50/2020 registered at the Jafrabad Police Station , in relation to communal violence which took place in North East Delhi in the last week of February 2020. It was alleged that she mobilized a crowd of a particular community at the protest site near Jaffrabad metro station on February 22-23 with an intention to instigate a section of people to indulge in rioting, and that the violence led to loss of lives and destruction of public and private properties.Kalita, one of the founders of the organization ‘Pinjra Tod’ which works for gender equality, was arrested on May 23 along with her friend Natasha Narwal in relation to the FIR registered over Jafrabad sit-in protest. After they were granted bail in that case, they were re-arrested in another FIR registered by Crime Branch under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in relation to alleged conspiracy behind Delhi riots.The HC had earlier passed an order restraining Delhi police from releasing information related to her case to the media. That was ordered by Justice Vibhu Bakhru in a writ petition filed by her challenging a press note circulated by Delhi police containing allegations against her.Though granted bail, Kalita remained in jail as she is under custody in another FIR (FIR No. 59/2020 of Delhi police crime branch), registered under UAPA for alleged conspiracy behind Delhi riots. A Delhi Court had denied her bail in that case last week.In June, a Delhi Court had granted bail in another FIR registered over her participation in anti-CAA protests in Daryaganj in Delhi in December 2019, after observing that she was not a habitual offender.”Pinjra Tod”, founded in 2015 by, started as a movement against curfews in girls hostels and gradually emerged as a collective taking up causes related to women’s emancipation. Kalita ,an MPhil student at JNU’s Centre for Women’s Studies and Natasha Narwal, a PhD student at the Centre for Historical Studies, are its founding members.Next Story
Ignoring flexible working requests could be costlyOn 10 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today TheDepartment of Trade & Industry has ruled that companies who do not takeparents’ requests for a new work-life balance seriously could have to pay themup to eight weeks’ pay.Thedecision should please business groups who wanted the limit to be four weeks –and rile unions and equal rights campaigners who demanded a 52-week penalty.FromApril, the Government’s flexible working regulations will give parents withyoung and disabled children the right to request flexible working.However,they do not have the right to demand new hours, and many commentators believeemployers will dodge the issue.Whilethe Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Patricia Hewitt, tries topromote work-life balance, her moves are designed to minimise any adverse impacton the economy.TheTrades Union Congress said the penalties should be greater: “Eight weeks’pay is not a sufficient deterrent for the minority of employers who aren’tgoing to take this seriously,” it said.www.dti.gov.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.